Monday, 25 January 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 13 - Hearts & Romace

This is my card for Challenge No. 13 - Hearts & Romance on Crafty Cardmakers. I had a plain cream card blank and I matted dark brown card on to this. I then mounted a piece of background paper I had made myself by sponging distress inks onto copier paper (antique linen, weathered wood and vintage photo). I then crumpled the paper up, opened it out and wiped lightly over the top with vintage photo distress ink. It gives a lovely marbled look. The main image is from the Elusive Images set Paris Postcards which was stamped in Distress Ink onto parchment coloured paper with Vintage Photo. I tore the edges and then rubbed them with Weathered Wood, then rolled one corner. This image was mounted onto dark brown card with a piece from a french novel underneath. The Paris ticket ad Ooh la la! also came from Elusive Images, again stamped with Vintage Phhoto and dabbed with weathered wood. The ribbon was once white but, again (lol) coloured with Vintage Photo. The flower was made by stamping flowers in two sizes of Vintage Photo (stamps by Artistic Stamper - Flower Power) onto paper from the Paper Cellar (Victorian Classics Pad, dabbing with weathered wood and antique linen, curling the edges and sticking them together.

7 comments:

Made by Mandy said...

OOOh, this is lovely. I think it is my favourite card of yours. I personally can't seem to do vintage and distressed very well but this is a wonderful example and I am really impressed with it :)

Caro said...

very pretty jack, i love it. thanks for your lovely comments on my promarker cards :-)

hugs

caro
xx

Vicky said...

Hi Jack, I love this card...It's very elegant, I enjoyed reading how you made it too... I have just got into distressing ink's, so this help's me load's....thank's.
x
Vicky

judie said...

its stunning Jack, i just adore it all, i want it lol xx on my card you asked about the flowers, i just popped a bit of silver pen on the flowers !!

Vixykins said...

Its simply YOU! This is your style all over, brilliant! Your flower is ace too!

Davi said...

Thanks for stopping by Jack. Your card is beautiful. I love the wonderful aged colors and the fab flowers!!

stampdiva said...

Jack I love this card - the stamp, colour, all the elements. Lynne x